Ireland agrees to hold new referendum on Lisbon Treaty

Ireland agrees to hold new referendum on Lisbon Treaty
# 12 December 2008 15:44 (UTC +04:00)
Brussels. Aleksandr Kin – APA. Ireland will hold a referendum on Lisbon Treaty by October, 2009 in exchange for European Union’s concessions, President of France Nicolas Sarkozy said it at the press conference after the European Union’s summit, APA’s special correspondent reports from Brussels. He said that all EU member states will be allowed to nominate a member of the commission, if all the participating countries ratify the Lisbon Treaty. Nicolas Sarkozy said EU leaders had undertaken commitments on solution of a number of problems of the Irish citizens. These commitments are neutral status of Ireland, independent tax policy, foreign policy and family policy.

Of EU member states only Ireland has not ratified Lisbon Treaty. 53 percent of the country’s citizens voted against the treaty in the referendum on June 12.
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